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More than 26,000 have been Infected with Ebola: WHO

More than 26,000 have been Infected with Ebola: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – More than 26,000 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak began and more than 10,800 have died, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The UN health body also ...

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One Child in Five Still Not Vaccinated: WHO

One Child in Five Still Not Vaccinated: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – One-fifth of the world’s children are still not receiving routine life-saving vaccinations and efforts to ensure global immunisation coverage remain “far off track,” the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Nearly ...

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WHO Warns of Yemen Health Crisis as Death Toll Tops 900

WHO Warns of Yemen Health Crisis as Death Toll Tops 900

  Geneva, Switzerland – Yemen risks an imminent collapse in its health system, the UN health agency warned Tuesday, estimating the latest death toll from fighting there at 944. Another 3,487 people have been listed as ...

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Sweet Cravings Will Make Sugar Curbs Hard: Experts

Sweet Cravings Will Make Sugar Curbs Hard: Experts

  Paris, France – UN recommendations to curb sugar intake may face an uphill battle for acceptance, experts say — confronted by an ingrained human yearning for sweetness. Sugar is laden with ...

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Weedkiller Likely Cause of Nigeria ‘Mystery Disease’: WHO

Weedkiller Likely Cause of Nigeria ‘Mystery Disease’: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday. ...

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Ebola Virus Found in Semen Six Months After Recovery: WHO

Ebola Virus Found in Semen Six Months After Recovery: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – Traces of Ebola have been found in the semen of a man six months after his recovery, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging survivors to practice safe sex ...

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Meningitis Epidemic Kills 75 in Niger

Meningitis Epidemic Kills 75 in Niger

  Niamey, Niger – A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has killed 75 people so far, the health minister said on Thursday. The total number of nationwide cases currently stand at ...

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E-cigs Popular with Teens, but Few are Regular Users

E-cigs Popular with Teens, but Few are Regular Users

  Paris, France – In the biggest survey of its kind, British researchers reported Wednesday that e-cigarettes are popular with young adolescents, but few who try them become regular users. Of those who ...

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